‘Polly Flockton’ Old Stockton Song

I’m trying to find any details on this old song ‘Polly Flockton’. It mentions South Stockton and Norton. I believe the song dates from around 1870. Does anyone know the tune and who wrote it?

Images and details courtesy of Dave Wiley.

UPDATE 2021: I have found the musical score for the song, it turns out that this was written by a German American composer E. Mack…

6 thoughts on “‘Polly Flockton’ Old Stockton Song

  1. My post The Fishermans Daughter I have found the musical score for the song, it turns out that this was written by a German American composer E MACK. The song is not relating to Stockton-on-Tees or Norton but Stockton and Norton in California. E MACK was a prolific writer of civil war Marches.

    Dave

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      • Yes Dave, the words do match up, as I tried it out on the piano. But you have to be a quick and nimble singer to get all the words in! There was a family in Stockton called Flockton, they appear in the Census records for 1871 – 1891, but I cannot see a Polly amongst the children.

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